Arkils Tingstad

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From Stockholm: Full Day Small Group Viking Culture Tour

1. From Stockholm: Full Day Small Group Viking Culture Tour

Get a good view of Viking historical sites and an overview of Viking history in Sweden and its effects on modern Scandinavian culture. This 8-hour tour starts from Stockholm with comfortable hotel pickup. Visit the most important Viking sites close to Stockholm, including Sigtuna and Old Uppsala, with transportation included from central Stockholm. During this tour, you will visit several Viking sites along the way such as Broby bro - one of Sweden’s most famous burial grounds. Learn about and visit some mighty Viking burials sites, both a pagan one and an early Christan one from the transition period between Christianity and old Norse religion. Learn about Estrid, a mighty Viking woman. See Jarlabanki's bridge, a partly reconstructed Viking bridge. Stop at the Arkil Assembly site - a Viking Parliament. Learn about Viking laws, the construction of kin groups, and the use of that as a base in Viking society. Hear how the disputes could be settled in Sweden's history. Explore Sigtuna, the oldest town in Sweden on a guided walking tour. Visit the beautiful wooden town of Sigtuna, known as a place for Swedes to go on weekend vacations and well-known as the oldest city in Sweden. Walk among several different medieval church ruins and visit the local museum. Visit the king's grave mounds at Old Uppsala dating back 1500 years in time. This is one of Sweden's most important historical sites. Visit the former medieval Cathedral at the site as well and walk around the 11-meter high grave mounds. The guide will tell you all about its rich and long history. Take a walk around the biggest church of all the Nordic countries: The Uppsala Cathedral. Sneak inside Museum Gustavianum for a while before heading back to Stockholm.

From Stockholm: Viking Culture and Heritage Small Group Tour

2. From Stockholm: Viking Culture and Heritage Small Group Tour

Benefit from pick-up at your hotel in central Stockholm, and then escape the hustle and bustle of city life as you head into the peaceful countryside. Stop at the famous burial ground of Broby bro (Jarlabanke Runestones) in the historic Uppland. Learn about Viking burial rites and hear stories of pagan and Christian traditions. Learn about the mighty Viking woman known as Estrid and see some of the famous runestones. Continue to the Jarlabanke Bridge at the entrance to the causeway. Marvel at more of the raised runestones typical of the Vikings and learn how they built their roads and bridges. Hear the story of the Viking chief, Jarlabanke and his clan. Next, visit the remains of a Viking parliament at Arkils tingstad and learn how Viking society was organized.

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What people are saying about Arkils Tingstad

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 22 reviews

This was a good value day trip that allowed us to see some historical Viking sites, Sigtuna, and Uppsala in a fun, enjoyable, relaxing, and informative way. We especially appreciated the unexpected treats (sweets, mead tasting) that our guide, Åsa, provided for us. If our van had had the full 8 visitors allowed on the trip, it would have been uncomfortably crowded. For the six of us, it was perfect.

We had a tour with Gabriel. He was very knowledgeable about history and catered to our interests. He also gave us some tips for Stockholm, where to go to eat and which places he can recommend.

Friendly and informative. Our group was so nice and we made new friends while seeing some of the area outside of Stockholm.

This is a very great tour to know Viking history. Our tour guide Gabriel was knowledgeable, delightful, and very helpful.

Your guide did an excellent job. She explained everything. Very enjoyable